SINCE its inception in the year 2005, the Festival of the Friendly North has been about giving back to the communities in the Northern Division and it will continue to see that this is done in the future.
Speaking at the Friendly North carnival annual general meeting, outgoing president Mohammed Yasin said the committee would ensure communities in the north continued to prosper from projects initiated through the carnival.
Mr Yasin requested the committee if he could be given time to finish two projects that he had set out to execute during his term in office even after the expiry of his term as committee president.
Labasa businessman Azim Hussein was chosen to take over from Mr Yasin who even though has stepped down will still be involved in his two proposed projects.
"The two projects involve the construction of a ferry boat to assist people in the Wainikoro area and a shelter for people at the Lomaloma Hill for people journeying to and fro the Savusavu/ Labasa highway." Committee treasurer Danie Vikash revealed that $7500 was given to the Prime Minister's flood appeal during 2011 and 2012 for relief work.